Text:Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, Come
Author (attributed to):Rhabanus Maurus
Translator (from Latin):Anonymous
Composer:Thomas Tallis
Media:MIDI file

990. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, Come

1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come
From Thy bright heav’nly throne;
Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all Thine own.

2. Thou who art called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The living spring, the living fire,
Sweet unction and true love.

3. Thou who art sevenfold in Thy grace,
Finger of God’s right hand;
His promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand.

4. O guide our minds with Thy blest light,
With love our hearts inflame;
And with Thy strength, which ne’er decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.

5. Far from us drive our deadly foe;
True peace unto us bring;
And through all perils lead us safe
Beneath Thy sacred wing.

6. Through Thee may we the Father know,
Through Thee th’eternal Son,
And Thee the Spirit of them both,
Thrice-blessèd Three in One.

7. All glory to the Father be,
With His co-equal Son:
The same to Thee, great Paraclete,
While endless ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come
Title: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, Come
Latin Title: Veni Creator Spiritus, Mentes tuorum visita
Translator (from Latin): Anonymous (1867)
Author (attributed to): Rhabanus Maurus
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns for the Year, 1867
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Meter: CM
Incipit: 13455 66551 76651
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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